Tooke Farmhouse and Owen Barns
Richard Alsina Fulton Center for Sustainable Living
Backstory and Context
The historic structures on the former Lehman Farm are examples of the makeup of an 18th century Germanic farmstead. The original log portion of the farmhouse with fire damage from the 1860s had to be demolished in the course of restoration, but lumber and hardware were salvaged. The early 19th century barn is exemplary of Franklin County’s agricultural history. Originally home to varied livestock and fowl and storage for small grain crops, the farm was converted to a dairy in the early 20th century when it provided milk for the Penn Hall Girls’ School.